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- Well-maintained and family-run site in the Shropshire Hills
- Close to the Welsh border and 35 minutes' drive from Shrewsbury
- Outdoor activity and crafts centre on site
It might be old-school, but there's nothing too basic about The Old School Campsite in Shropshire, a family-friendly site 40 minutes’ drive from Shrewsbury where hiking the hills, strolling the scenic countryside and canoeing the Severn are all a cinch.
The site’s close to the Welsh border and on the edge of the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, so expect lengthy walks through pretty hills and dales as well as splendid views all around.... and plenty of peace and quiet next to firepits in green fields, setting the barbecue smouldering for dinner and taking in the starry night sky.
By day, stroll over to the site’s activity centre for a host of arts and crafts workshops: guests can embrace their artistic sides with silver jewellery, felt, knitting, enamelling or batik workshops on site, to wrap up stays with handmade souvenirs to boast about back home.
If that sounds too laidback, spend time at the activity centre chatting to owners Rachel and Stuart instead. They’ll help guests to organise rock climbing days, paddleboard lessons, canoeing trips on the Severn and the Montgomery Canal, and mountain biking excursions on the trails nearby – or venture out solo on wanders along the long-distance Shropshire Way, which passes within minutes of the site.
Open from 07/04/2020 to 01/31/2021
Open from 03/01/2021 to 01/31/2022
Open from 03/01/2022 to 01/31/2023
Open from 03/01/2023 to 01/31/2024
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Small site with good facilities, great location with direct access …
Beautiful, friendly and welcoming spot with clean, warm and cosy yurt!
Would visit again but maybe take a bit of padding for the bed.
Great place to stay and relax, or be active.
From the manager...
Thank you for your comments. Sorry you found the bed a bit uncomfortable, we wish we could find one mattress that caters for all our guests needs. As per the description in the 'extra' you bought the fire pits themselves come with the pitch. In your case it is dug into the ground, for other pitches we provide portable ones that you can collect from the front of the house. What you bought was the fire wood, a selection of fire lighters, kindling and fuel, to make a perfect fire.
Leisure on park
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on park
Car parking by site/unit
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Barbecue grills allowed
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
No drinkable water point
No hot water
No running water
Propane/gas cylinders available
Small (11-25 sites)
Cycle hire nearby
Mountain biking nearby
Touring and motorhomes
- Coach stations
Garthmyl (Powys): Coach Stop
— 12.8 kilometers
12.8 kilometers Welshpool: Smithfield Car Park Coach Stop — 13.8 kilometers
13.8 kilometers Halfway House (Shrops): Coach Stop — 14.1 kilometers
- Train stations
Welshpool Rail Station
— 13.3 kilometers
13.3 kilometers Church Stretton Rail Station — 14.0 kilometers
14.0 kilometers Craven Arms Rail Station — 18.2 kilometers
- Ferry ports
Porth Penrhyn Ferry Landing
— 72.6 kilometers
Liverpool John Lennon Airport
— 85.8 kilometers
There’s plenty hereabouts to keep even the most avid explorer busy for lengthy hols. As well as the long-distance Shropshire Way, the site is within half an hour of trails at Manstone Rock, the other Stiperstones (and the rest of Stiperstones National Nature Reserve), the Shropshire Hills and Long Mynd.
Looking for a getaway for the history books? Dive right in at the House on Crutches Museum 15 minutes away in Bishop’s Castle for an overview of the area, then get a bit more specific at Snailbeach Lead Mine (check ahead for opening times) and further afield at Wroxeter Roman City and Vineyard.
If that’s still not enough time in the past, glide to stately piles and old castles at Powis, Stokesay, Ludlow and Wilderhope within 40 minutes, or jump in the time machine for a day at the birthplace of the industrial revolution – the open-air Ironbridge Gorge museums.
When travelling with impressionable minds, give kids (and grownups) a secretly educational outing among the beasties at Hoo Farm Animal Kingdom within an hour, hear about near Earth objects at the Spaceguard Centre and observatory 40 minutes away, or (and?) swim with the fishes (not literally) an hour and a half from base at Blue Planet Aquarium in Ellesmere Port.
- Powis Castle & Garden (13.7 kilometers)
- Stokesay Castle (19.5 kilometers)
- Ludlow Castle (29.7 kilometers)
- Carding Mill Valley and the Shropshire Hills (12.4 kilometers)
- Wilderhope Manor (22.8 kilometers)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|RV, trailer and tent sites|
|Arrive:||2 p.m. –||9 p.m.|
|Depart by:||11 a.m.|
|Arrive:||2 p.m. –||9 p.m.|
|Depart by:||11 a.m.|
The Old School Campsite cancelation policy
No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.
Modifications are subject to a £10.00 ($17.04) fee.
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, customers can amend their dates with the campsite/holiday park free of charge for all stays up to, and including, 12/31/2021.
Bookings cannot be amended within 7 day(s) of arrival.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancelations and for your property/injury whilst away.
Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.
Deposit transferable during COVID-19. The Old School Campsite will debit the balance from your card 1 week before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 1 week then the balance will be taken immediately.Deposit transferable during COVID-19. During COVID-19 you can transfer your deposit to a future stay booked within 3 months of your arrival date. Read more.
You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.
Payment methods accepted at the parkBank transfer
Terms and conditionsPark booking terms and conditions
- Can bookings for The Old School Campsite be amended free of charge? Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, customers can amend their dates with the campsite/holiday park free of charge for all stays up to, and including, 12/31/2021. Read more
- Does The Old School Campsite have a swimming pool? No View all features
- Is The Old School Campsite dog friendly? Yes View all features
- What attractions are near The Old School Campsite? There’s plenty hereabouts to keep even the most avid explorer busy for lengthy hols. As well as the long-distance Shropshire Way, the site is within half an hour of trails at Manstone … Read more
When can I check in and check out of The Old School Campsite?
RV, trailer and tent sites Arrive: 2 p.m. – 9 p.m. Depart by: 11 a.m. On-park accommodation Arrive: 2 p.m. – 9 p.m. Depart by: 11 a.m.